Palm Beach Island is home to many famous mansions and landmarks. One of the most famous homes, The Flagler Museum is open for public tours to learn about the history of the island of Palm Beach and the Gilded Age.
The Flagler Museum was once home to American Industrialist and Founder of Standard Oil, Henry M Flagler and his wife Mary. The elegant estate was commissioned by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to build and design the estate. Carrere and Hastings were the famous architects for other big US Landmarks such as the New York Public Library and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the Gilded Age.
The elegant mansion features a large central courtyard, white marble columns, a red barrel roof, located directly on the Intracoastal, a full basement, two full stories plus an attic, ten antique original working clocks, and more than 75 rooms.
Visitors that visit the home can enjoy the first and second floor, the grounds, Flagler’s original rail car No.91, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, The Museum Shop, the Exhibition Gallery, and much more.
Tickets are available to tour the beautiful grand estate. Tickets can be purchased online here.
The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.